What do I need to bring?
We recommend bringing clothing that is suited to the time of your visit. In May and part of June, as well as in September and October, it can get cold at night, approaching 0˚ Celsius. You should bring warm clothes during this time of year including a warm sweater or insulated jacket, full-length pants, warm socks, close-toed shoes, mitts, and a warm hat if you wish. If you plan to do some hiking, bring supportive running shoes or hiking boots. Bring your bathing suit if you plan to go swimming. Also bring all personal items (toiletries, etc.) that would bring to a normal hotel.
Are the teepees cold at night?
If you are visiting during the months of May, September or October, the temperature is quite a bit colder than it would be during most of June, July and August. The teepees have been recently equipped with propane fire pits which keep the inside nice and warm if you're visiting during the colder months. However, if you choose not to use the fire pit, the teepees still maintain a comfortable temperature, particularly if there are 4 people staying in a teepee.
Is there a cooking facility?
How close are the washrooms to the teepees?
How private are the teepee sites?
Are the teepees waterproof?
Yes the teepees are completely waterproof.
Is there Wifi in the teepees?
Are there restaurants in the area?
Seasons Family Restaurant is located a 10 minute walk from Spirit Island Adventures and serves a huge variety of plates including burgers, hot sandwiches, fish and chips, steak, and much more. It is the top ranked restaurant in M'Chigeeng and reasonably priced.
What businesses exist nearby?
Within the community, there are a few general stores including: Ritchie Supply, Paul's Corner Store, and the West Bay General Store. Lillian's Indian Crafts sells unique handicrafts made by 75 local artisans. The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation is a must-see in M'Chigeeng; a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Ojibwe peoples always provides its visitors with a rich experience. Other services include: the West Bay Health Station, OK Tire, M'Chigeeng Community Complex, and Jeff's Taxi.
What outdoor activities are available on the island?
There are plenty of hiking trails that exist on the island. There are also opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, yacht charters, horseback riding (see Honora Bay Riding Stable), cycling, and more.